Upcoming Oregon Pet Events: Early August 2010

A number of fun and beneficial pet-related events will be taking place in Oregon during August. People can purchase cat-created artwork, run for cats or attend a dog park fundraiser.

Canine Social Hour

Opportunity Barks

Pleasant Hill, Oregon

August 1

The canine social hours will be split up into two sections. From 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, there will be a play session for dogs under 30 pounds; from 12:00-1:00 PM, there will be a session for big dogs. It costs $5 to attend, and dog owners get to enjoy coffee and treats while their dogs play.

Puppy Romp

Schroeder’s Den

Hillsboro, Oregon

August 1, 8, 15, 22

The Puppy Romp is a weekly Sunday play session from 1:00-2:00 PM monitored by a dog trainer. It is for dogs between ten weeks and six months old. These sessions cost $8 for a single time, or $40 for a “six pack” discount.

Furs Thursday

Tufenkian Artisan Carpets

Portland, Oregon

August 5

Furs Thursday will be a display of cat-created artwork in the Pearl. People can stop by and see or buy the pieces, and adopt the cats that created them, between 5:00-8:00 PM.

Off-Leash Control

Oregon Humane Society, Manners Hall

Portland, Oregon

August 6-27

The Off-Leash Control will be a four-week class that will go on each Friday from 1:00-1:50 PM. It costs $85 to enroll, and a certified dog trainer will instruct people on how to get dogs’ attention while outside, coming out of play mode and teaching some commands.

Boot Scootin’ Bow Wow Fun Day 2010

Guide Dogs for the Blind Oregon Campus

Boring, Oregon

August 7

The Boot Scootin’ Bow Wow Fun Day will start at 9:00 AM, and will feature seminars, presentations, games and activities. They will have lunch from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, and things will wrap up by 2:00 PM. Though there will be guide dogs on display, only humans are allowed to attend this event.

Dog Day Afternoon

Hazeldale Dog Park

Aloha, Oregon

August 7

The 8th Annual Dog Day Afternoon will go on from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and will be a fundraiser to support this dog park. Activities will include a raffle, vendors, Canine Good Citizen testing, flyball, dog dancing display and agility.

photo by rootcrop54

CATnip Friday 5k & Mouse Miler

Sherwood High School Track

Sherwood, Oregon

August 13

The CATnip Friday 5k & Mouse Miler will begin with registration at 5:00 PM; the 5k run will then start at 6:50, and the Mouse Miler one-mile street run will begin at 7:45. It will also feature vendors and a balloon artist, and is a family friendly event. Pledges will receive prizes if they collect over certain amounts of money.

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